How to Draw a Wolf Face & Head Step by Step
This tutorial will show you how to draw a wolf’s face and head from the front view, with detailed line drawing examples for each step. If you’re drawing on paper, it’s a good idea to start with very light pencil lines for the initial construction parts of the drawing.
Step 1 – Make a Construction Line Drawing of the Wolf’s Head
Starting with the basic shape and proportions of the wolf’s head, draw a wolf’s face step by step.
Step 2 – Place the Facial Features
Draw the mouth with two straight angled lines from the bottom part of the snout to the nose, using the same horizontal line for both eyes to ensure they are on the same level.
Step 3 – Refine the Shape of the Face & Add the Details
Draw the wolf’s face with construction lines and organic curves, then add a second set of “wave like” lines along the snout to better define its shape, starting near the nose and ending pointing towards the inner corners of the eyes.
As shown above, draw the eyes and surrounding details, including the pupils, a small set of circles for highlights (light reflections), and a pair of lines near the upper halves of the irises to indicate the area that will be shaded later.
Draw a detailed picture of a wolf’s nose to show the “split” line that wolves have in the middle of their noses, as well as a small area for the highlights to leave white when shading if you want them to appear darker or lighter.
Draw a hint of the bottom lip up above the bottom of the lower jaw and the sides of the mouth slightly sticking out from the sides, as shown below.
Step 4 – Finish the Facial Features
If you’re drawing on paper, it’s a good idea to start with a pen or a marker at this point, and make a sort of “broken up” white outline to define the nostrils.
Step 5 – Draw the Fur for the Inner Area of the Face
Draw the fur as follows:. Forehead u2013 a set of stacked up small curves areas below eyes u2013 a sort of “swirl” that follows the shapes defined earlier. Above eye “wave shapes” u2013 random clumps that point in the general direction of the wave.
Step 6 – Draw the Fur Around and Inside the Ears
Draw the fur for the wolf’s outer ears with very small strokes to form a set of very small fur clumps; for the inner part of the ears, draw much longer lines and larger clumps, as well as larger lines and hair.
Step 7 – Draw the Fur Around the Head
Add the fur below the ears in small clumps that generally point to the sides and slightly upwards, with the rest of the fur transitioning to point more and more downwards as it goes along the face.
Step 8 – Clean up the Drawing
After you’ve finished with the fur, clean up your drawing and/or make any minor changes you need to. Use a kneaded that you can modify into various shapes to get in between all of the fur clumps.
Step 9 – Add the Whiskers & Finish the Drawing
If you want to give the wolf whiskers, make them very short and thin, and draw them around the bottom outer sides of the snout with just a few lines.
Though drawing the fur strokes can be time consuming, you will end up with a much nicer looking drawing than if you just used outlines.
How do you draw a wolf’s face?
What is the best way to draw a wolf face?
- Step 1: Create a construction line drawing of the Wolf’s Head. Step 2: Position the Facial Features. Step 3: Fine-tune the Face’s Shape.
How do you draw a wolf easy?
- Add a nose and mouth.
- Draw eyes and ears.
- Add two front legs.
- Add two back legs.
- Add a tail.
- Draw fuzzy lines on the face and chest.
- Erase grey lines. Add background.
What is a GREY wolf’s diet?
Wolves are carnivores, meaning they prefer large hoofed mammals like deer, elk, bison, and moose, as well as smaller mammals like beavers, rodents, and hares.
How do you trace a wolf?
Where to Look for Wolves
- If they come closer than 91 meters (300 feet), wave your arms and make noise to show your dominance
- don’t turn your back on them.
What would eat a wolf?
What Does a Wolf Eat?
- Wolves are unquestionably at the top of the food chain, but humans control nearly all food chains on the planet and can hunt wolves.
- Mountain Lions.
What are wolves scared of?
Wolves, like many large carnivores, are generally afraid of humans and will avoid people, buildings, and roads if at all possible. Although the risk of wolves attacking or killing humans is low, it is best not to feed wolves and to keep them at a respectful distance.